66 year old, Barbara Annette Tolleson, of Wheatfield passed away at her home with her loving family around her on September 1, 2014.
On September 6, 1947, Barbara was born to Henry Anderson and Lillian A. Pearl (Thomas) Rich in Anadarko, Oklahoma. She graduated from Lawton High School and spent 2 years at Bible school. On February 3, 1968 Barbara married the love of her life Lester W. Tolleson in Lawton, Oklahoma. Barbara was a piano teacher and accomplished seamstress. She also lived in Niles Michigan before coming to the Wheatfield area.
Barbara is survived by her loving family: husband: Lester W. Tolleson, children: Rodney (Jenny) Tolleson and Karen Tolleson, grandchildren: Caleb, John, Hudson, Andrew, Hope, & Faith Tolleson, siblings: Marvin Rich, Earl (Johnita) Rich, Birtha Yow, Loretta (Doug) Hipp, Harvey (Gloria) Rich, sister-in-laws: Jean Rich, Patsy Rich, Doris Rich, and Rita Rich.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers: Ules Rich, Elgin Rich, Alvin Rich, Floyd Rich & Alfard Rich and 1 sister: Luetta Neal.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Community Bible Church in DeMotte, Indiana. Funeral services will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Community Bible Church AWANA Fund (DeMotte, Indiana), Life Action Ministries (Buchanan, Michigan) or New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery Fund (Jefferson, Texas).
Barbara will then be taken to Haggard Funeral Home, 203 E. Clarksville, Jefferson, Texas for viewing on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., services will take place at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. interment will follow at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery (5841 N US Hwy 59), Jefferson, Texas.
Boersma Funeral Home, 90 East Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana is in charge of these arrangements.